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An increasing number of people believe that the movements of the planet and other astrological phenomena can impact There are a lot of things that can be blamed on Mercury retrograde: technology going haywire, misunderstandings with friends, run-ins with exes – basically anything to do with travel, tech or communication …
Sudan Archives is breaking her generational curses
Of all the components available to a musician, melody is often sacrificed most freely at the altar of experimentalism. After all, it’s hard to write catchy hooks when there are boundaries to push and conventions to transgress.
#SeshTok: How harm reduction creators are promoting drug safety
As politicians continue to fail to protect drug users, TikTok users are spreading life-saving Love or loathe them, drugs are an undeniable part of youth culture: 15 per cent of all 18 to 24-year-olds in England and Wales report that they have dabbled with drugs. In spite of this, successive …
AURORA: ‘Online crucifixion is the modern witch burning’
Not long before the first of our two interviews with AURORA, the musician takes to Twitter to denounce societies’ sexualisation of women. “We get sexualised by the world, and yet shamed for being sexual,” her post begins.
In defence of being a paragraph girlie
Is your Notes app full of drafted messages? Are your texts so long the recipient has to click ‘see more’ to read the whole thing? Congratulations – you’re a paragraph girlie
Sex workers warned us about the US right – now it’s time to listen
Wrote about the bigoted legacy of the Supreme Court for Dazed
The Sex Pistols lift the lid on Danny Boyle’s hotly anticipated series
“We were all 19, 20 years old. Kids. Kids who basically didn’t have a fucking clue,” fizzes Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones down the line from his LA home. “We came along at the right time. We turned everything on its arse.”
Liara Roux on her confessional, capitalism-skewering book Whore of New York
Interview with Brit Dawson
BTS super producer Adora on finding her voice as a soloist
Having appeared anonymously on some of the best-known tracks by BTS and TXT, the producer and singer is stepping into a solo career in her own right – here’s why she wants to craft memorable songs rather than chart hits
Can the yoga world move past Osho and Bikram’s shady legacies?
Bikram hot yoga and Osho kundalini remain trendy yoga practices – but with allegations of exploitative dealings and criminal connections, yogis and practitioners are struggling with turning their backs on If you’ve felt sweat streaming down your body at Bikram hot yoga, or experienced the natural ecstasy of Osho kundalini …
TOMORROW X TOGETHER on flying the flag for K-pop’s 4th gen
The band discuss their comeback, second album The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE, and their mission to share authentic stories in the K-pop sphere
EXUM is the former NFL player trading pads for dream pop
Antone Exum left behind his American football career with the San Francisco 49ers to pursue music – then, he flatlined during a heart operation. Here, he discusses literally rising from the dead and his upcoming debut Antone Exum will never forget July 10, 2020; a date that’s forever inked on …
Baring their teeth: 5 oral art designers getting up in your grill
It’s 2021 and we’re leaving the dangerous teeth whitening trend behind us (step away from the household bleach TikTok…). Once we stop the fruitless search for perfectionism and swap it for individuality, the possibilities are limitless. Grillz and oral art are by no means new: baring a mouth full of …
Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan’s legendary feud made into a film script
Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan’s chaotic relationship is already the stuff of pop culture legend. In the mid-00s, the tabloids lapped up their longtime feud, and the subsequent headlines have been immortalized as artworks. Now, there’s a possibility of that rivalry coming to the big screen.
Debbie Harry: ‘Maybe sexual explicitness has come of age’
Debbie Harry doesn’t believe in harbouring regrets. “I have made many, many errors, but nobody leads a perfect life,” she reflects down the telephone from New York. “So, should I regret anything? No. It is a waste of time. It really is a waste of time.” Dial back to the …
Interview: Stevie Nicks is still dreaming
Stevie Nicks has had “a hell of a day”. Not only is it 3am at her home in Los Angeles when we first speak on the phone, the power has gone out in her house.
How K-pop is responding to its longstanding appropriation problem
K-pop has long had a blind spot when it comes to race, but as the genre grows internationally, and with the ongoing Black Lives Matters protests, fans are demanding change.
The beauty experts saving you from YouTube’s worst tutorials
From skincare to DIY hair techniques, these vloggers are here to help you navigate the sea of misinformation and give honest and They say a relationship is nothing without trust. So when we started being told to rub lemon juice on our faces and that no look was complete without …
Why Japanese beauty and skincare still reigns supreme
Intricate rituals, innovative ingredients, and a sustainable mindset – the West is only just catching up on traditional Japanese skincare and If you typed ‘Japanese Beauty’ into a search engine a few years ago, you would have likely only received back images of Japanese geisha. While these highly trained women …
Inside the world of ‘masculinisation’ fillers, the ‘Instagram Face’ for men
Men are tweaking their cheeks, jaw, and chins with injectable filler for various reasons: to conform to masculine ideals, boost self-esteem, affirm their gender identity, What makes a man attractive? It might sound like an impossibly general question, but it’s one that Dr Max Malik – an experienced practitioner at …
How to use everyday magick to live your best life
ADD GLAMOUR MAGICK TO YOUR DAILY RITUALS AND FLOAT TOWARDS INNER PEACE
Witchypedia: a beginner’s guide to everything magick
ALL THE MAGICK (NOT MAGIC) AND WITCHY TERMINOLOGY YOU COULD EVER WANT – CONJURED BY A PRACTISING WITCH
Revisiting fashion’s most memorable catwalk crashers
From PETA protestors to topless women, and an actual It seems like nobody on planet earth missed the Chanel prankster at the house’s SS20 show. We saw it. You saw it. Your gran saw it. The stunt from YouTuber Marie S’Infiltre simultaneously set timelines alight and turned Gigi Hadid into …
Exploring the changing relationship between sex and drugs
Annie Sprinkle, the sex worker and pornstar turned sex educator and artist, once described a beautiful summer day with a lover, when both found that their “psychedelic door flew open” without having taken any drugs
Dazed: Actress Michaela Coel on telling stories for ‘misfits’
Now a Netflix musical lead and working on a personal new series, the actor and writer talks letting go of fame’s challenges and servicing the world.
Why Male K-pop Idols Have to Swap Their Careers for the Military
In South Korea, all military age males are required to serve, meaning K-pop idols sometimes have to put their career on hiatus for up to two years.
Armed police storm Georgian nightclubs leading to a rave outside Parliament
Hundreds of people descended onto Tbilisi’s streets this weekend to protest heavily armed police raids on two nightclubs in Georgian capital. A rave took place in front of Parliament, and protesters demanded the resignation of the prime minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and the minister of internal affairs. Despite being something of …